Re: Frogmouths

Subject: Re: Frogmouths
From: "jon wren" <>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 04:14:44 PST
Greetings from Bowen,
On checking back through my diary about nesting Tawny Frogmouths I found 
that the times when both birds are on the nest have always been when the 
chicks have hatched. I even have a drawing from the Jullaten Caravan 
Park of a nesting pair on nest with three small chicks.
The female is observed on the nest the majority of visits that I have 
had at Delta (north of Bowen) and another bird close by to where I live, 
photos actually taken today of the latter.
I have not observed both birds at nest when only eggs are present in the 
nest but I have seen the presumed mate perched on the same branch or 
within a few metres of the nest.
One thing for sure is that they are always a hit with the visitors 
especially when they have young.
Good birding
Jon Wren 

>Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 14:27:33 +1000 (EST)
>From:  (Chris Dahlberg)
>Subject: Frogmouths
>Hello everybody
>                  I have been watching the posts on Tawny Frogmouths 
>interest, particularly which sex carries out the incubation and 
>during the day. It has been the experience of John Young that the 
>carries out these duties and not the male. I am sure that Lloyd Nielsen 
>of the same opinion but I cannot contact him easily at present.
>Chris Dahlberg

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